NIA chargesheets three operatives in Madurai CPI (Maoist) case

Chennai: National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed Charge-sheet before NIA Special Court, Poonamallee, Chennai against three CPI( Maoist) operatives namely (i) Vivekanandan @ Vivek @ Raja @ Balan @ Anandan @ Rajamouli, r/o Moovendar Nagar, Madurai, Tamil Nadu u/s 120B, 124A and 505(1) (b) of IPC, Sec 13(1) (b), 38 and 39 of Unlawful Activities … Read more

G7 countries move closer to tax plan for US tech giants

G7 countries that make up lucrative markets for US tech giants have moved closer to a plan to squeeze more tax money from the coffers of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. The group, including Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, has visions of a global tax rate of at least 15 … Read more

Russia slaps fines on Facebook, Telegram, here’s why

Russian authorities on Thursday ordered Facebook and the messaging app Telegram to pay steep fines for failing to remove banned content, a move that could be part of growing government efforts to tighten control over social media platforms amid political dissent. A Moscow court fined Facebook a total of 17 million rubles (roughly USD 236,000) … Read more

Instagram reveals top 4 factors that decide what post or story you see next

New Delhi: In what could be an interesting revelation, Instagram on Tuesday (June 8) officially revealed the factors behind the content the photo-sharing platform shows you on almost a daily basis.  As expected, the algorithms of the social media platform consider a lot of factors to decide what Instagram post or Reel or stories should … Read more

Facebook names Spoorthi Priya as grievance officer for India: Here’s how to contact her

Social media giant Facebook has named Spoorthi Priya as its grievance officer for India on its website. The move comes in the backdrop of the new IT rules coming into effect recently that require significant social media intermediaries – those with over 50 lakh users – to appoint a grievance officer, nodal officer and a … Read more

Explained | Why has the U.S. delayed tariffs under digital services tax?

Why is the Biden administration considering retaliatory measures? How will the move impact India? The story so far: During the past week, the United States announced and then immediately suspended a 25% tariff on $2 billion of imports from six countries, including India, as a retaliatory measure against each of these countries’ imposition of a … Read more

Admit It: The Facebook Oversight Board Is Kind of Working

Judging from the press releases filling my inbox and the tweets lighting up my timeline, no one is happy with Facebook right now. On Friday, the company issued its response to the Facebook Oversight Board’s recommendations on the indefinite ban of Donald Trump. We learned that Trump’s account is now frozen for precisely two years … Read more

Man Carries ‘Injured’ Cockroach to a Hospital in Thailand, Bizarre Gesture Wins Doctor’s Heart

Credits: Facebook/ ธนู ลิมปพัฒนวณิชย์ A Facebook post by a Thailand doctor has raised many eyebrows after he shared details about his an unusual patient bringing an ‘injured’ cockroach for a checkup. While compassion is shown towards stray dogs, horses, cats, cows and other animals; it’s extremely rare that a person is concerned about insects. Have … Read more

Google, Facebook start updating website, comply with new Indian IT rules

New Delhi: Social media giants like Google and Facebook have started updating their website in adherence to the new Indian IT rules pertaining to appointment of Grievance Officer. The new rules mandate that the intermediaries, including social media intermediaries, must establish a grievance redressal mechanism for receiving/resolving complaints from the users or victims. A Live … Read more